March 1961: 'My Favorite Things'

Jazz saxophonist John Coltrane takes "The Sound of Music" show tune in a different and memorable direction. The song appeared on the album also called "My Favorite Things," recorded in just 3 days in October 1960 and released in March 1961. The original piece came in at nearly 14 minutes; a shorter version was released as both sides of a 45 record. Billboard magazine described it this way: "Strong wax for modern jazz cats."

* Listen to song: @
* Summary of the making of the album: @
* Listen to "My Favorite Things at 50" (radio documentary): @
* Thesis and musical analysis: @
* "John Coltrane: His Life and Music" (book): @

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